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Low-Fat Chicken And Vegetables

Delicious, comforting, Low-Fat Chicken and Vegetables is the perfect dinner when you want to cut down on your fat intake

It is that time of the year in South-Africa where we are only about 6 weeks away from warmer weather. Which means it is time for low-fat and healthier recipes.

This Low-Fat Chicken and Vegetables dinner has always been one of my favorite, healthy dishes when I want to start an early-ish diet.

I am a staunch believer in eating healthier, less fat and lower carbs during any time when I want to shed a couple of kilos. Moderate servings too, for the three main meals, and around three small portions of fruit or raw vegetables in between main meals.

But, the biggest obstacle to start during Winter is that we all crave comfort food, right ?  Well, at least I am !

And not just anything, I like my cheese this or that, loaded casseroles, usually with a lot of pasta. Wholewheat pasta is a great alternative, but me ? I prefer plain old high carb pastas.

Except when it comes to wholewheat bread – that I love. Brown rice is another favorite of mine, which is a bit healthier than plain white rice.

I always serve this low-fat Chicken and Vegetables over brown rice. The dish is fairly saucy, and if you wish you can always up the ingredients from the Flour through to the Sherry.

Simply double  the ingredients for more sauce, but as I have mentioned, this ratio is just perfect for me.

My family never even realize they are eating low-fat food with this dish, it is as tasty as any Chicken dish they are used to, and loaded with vegetables.

For another delicious (one of my all time favorites!) low-fat recipe, have a look at my One-Pot Beef And Vegetables too.

 

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Low-Fat Chicken And Vegetables
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 

Delicious, comforting, Low-Fat Chicken and Vegetables is the perfect dinner when you want to cut down on your fat intake

Course: Main Course
Servings: 6 Servings
Author: Linda Nortje
Ingredients
  • 4 Large Chicken Fillets
  • 2 Onions chopped
  • 3 Carrots peeled and sliced into rings
  • Black Pepper to taste
  • 2 cups Water
  • 2 t Seasoning Aromat, Fondor etc
  • 250 g Mushrooms sliced ( 8 oz )
  • 1 Large Green Bell Pepper chopped
  • 4 t Vegetable Oil
  • 1 TB Flour
  • 1/4 cup Cornflour ( Cornstarch )
  • 4/5 cup Fat-Free Milk
  • 1 t Salt
  • 3 TB Medium Sherry
Instructions
  1. Place the Chicken, Onion, Carrot, Black Pepper, Water and Seasoning into a pressure cooker (you can use a normal saucepan a well – it might just take a bit longer). Cook on pressure for 15 – 20 minutes. Remove the cooked Chicken and Vegetables with a slotted spoon and keep aside. Retain 1 1/4 cups of the stock

  2. Cut the Chicken into bite-size pieces and put aside

  3. Heat the Vegetable Oil in a large skillet or sauce pan and saute the Mushrooms and Green bell pepper until soft

  4. Meanwhile mix the Flour, Cornflour and the Milk until smooth in a separate medium-sized bowl. Add the retained Chicken stock to the Milk mixture together with the Salt and Sherry. Add to the Mushroom mixture in the pan and let simmer over low heat until the sauce thickens. Stirring continuously (5 – 7 minutes)
  5. Add the Chicken and other Vegetables to the saucepan, stir gently to mix it all up again – Simmer for a minute or two until the Chicken is heated through

Recipe Notes

Recipe slightly adapted by me from Gesonde Gesinskos

Serve over Brown Basmati Rice

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Heather

Tuesday 9th of July 2013

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Jaime Lyn

Tuesday 7th of August 2012

This sounds delicious Linda! I'll gladly take a healthy recipe!! Thanks so much for linking up this week at Mom's Test Meal Mondays!

Carole

Thursday 5th of July 2012

Looks yummy despite being low fat. Thanks for linking this in to Food on Friday. Do stop by in a day or so to check out the collection of links!You have a nice weekend too.

Anne

Thursday 14th of June 2012

I love any kind of chicken dish and this seems healthy also! I have enjoyed looking at some of your previous posts:)~Anne

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